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April 28th, 2015

Monday Morning Mishap

April 28, 2015

A Chrysler passenger car lays on its roof after it was involved in a one-vehicle accident on St. James Church Road in Newton around 10:15 Monday morning.

According to the driver, she was traveling down St. James Church road when she hit a “rough patch” in the road which caused her to lose control and wreck.

The driver did not receive any serious injuries from the accident.

Sherrills-Ford man indicted for B&E, larceny

April 28, 2015

Nicholas Leon Simon, 22, of Little Mountain Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested Friday by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Leon was charged with felony larceny,....

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Yard makeover - Newton style

April 28, 2015

Some yards are green – some are brown.

Some bushes are trimmed – others go untamed.

Some leaves are raked – some are scattered about.

Is your yard pretty?

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Car chase, kidnapping along Hwy. 16

April 28, 2015

Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a high-speed chase along Highway 16 and Buffalo Shoals Road on Thursday.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Bandys duo fishes way to National Championship

April 28, 2015

K.J. Queen and Tyler Black knew this past weekend’s Student Angler Federation High School Fishing National Championship would be the hardest competition of their lives.

April 27th

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Players Help Historical Association

April 27, 2015

Lenoir-Rhyne Coach Mayur Chaudhari and ten football players had a different kind of workout a few Saturdays ago. They came to help the Historical Association of Catawba County move its collection items to a new storage facility. The big moving day was Saturday, April 11th and the HACC was fortunate to have five players help in the morning and five in the afternoon.

Treating the trees right

April 27, 2015

A Chinese Proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” With that said, The City of Newton recognizes this and with joyful eagerness recently planted trees at Newton’s new fire department. These trees are just a small piece of a bigger plan to inspire and promote tree awareness for residents.

A special day for special athletes

April 27, 2015

Friday may have been a normal day for most, but it was a very special day for students at Newton-Conover High School’s Gurley Stadium.

"I believe it is the best day of the year," said Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm, N-CCS EC Director.

The music began to play and the schools were announced from Balls Creek Elementary to even Newton-Conover High School itself.

April 24th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

April 24, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 8, Bandys 3
Fred T. Foard 5, Hickory 4
Newton-Conover 5, Lincolnton 2
South Caldwell 10, St. Stephens 0
West Lincoln 9, Maiden 2

Softball
Bunker Hill 7, Bandys 1
Fred T. Foard 9, Hickory 4
Lincolnton 5, Newton-Conover 4 (from Thursday)

False Breaking and Entering call leads to Arrest in Almost Three Year Old B and E Case

April 24, 2015

An alleged home break-in call has led to the arrest of a Maiden man in connection with an incident that occurred in June of 2012.

Deputies and detectives responded to the call at 3440 Walker Road after the caller said there was a possible break-in in progress and the Communications Center reported hearing a gun shot.

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